10 May '18, 8pm

Breakthrough of the century? Your iPhone could soon be made of carbon-free aluminium

Breakthrough of the century? Your iPhone could soon be made of carbon-free aluminium

Three of the world's most powerful mining, metals, and technology firms have today joined forces to deliver a "revolutionary" new process to smelt aluminium that promises to cut carbon dioxide emissions by millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. Mining giant Rio Tinto has teamed up with Alcoa, the world's sixth largest producer of aluminium, to launch a new joint venture to scale up the deployment of the new process, which the firms claim replaces all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process. Related articles Are global development banks really aligned with the Paris Agreement? Breakthrough of the century? Your iPhone could soon be made of carbon-free aluminium Ecotricity issues challenge to Swansea Bay with new tidal lagoon plans Welsh house-buyers to win mortgage boost for greener homes UK carbon footprint rose slightly in 2015 Nor...

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